Man Arrested for Setting House Fire

VIDA, Ore. — A 19-year-old man is behind bars for allegedly setting a fire in his home early Sunday morning. Oregon State Police arrived at a home on McKenzie Highway after receiving a call that one of the residents had set a fire in the bathroom.  One of the homeowners was able to extinguish the … Continue reading »

Eugene Arson Suspect Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is behind bars, accused of starting a fire near the University of Oregon Thursday night. Eugene police arrested Thomas Ian Gilpatrick. Police say he started the fire shortly after a dispute near the base of a telephone pole. Police had to shut down Walnut Street at Franklin during the investigation.

Man Arrested for Glendale Fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of setting several fires. The fires ranged in size from one-tenth of an acre to a half-acre and were all near the West Fork of Cow Creek. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy found the suspect, James Abbott, hiding in the area and … Continue reading »

Fire Investigated as Possible Arson

MILL CITY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire at a nail salon as a possible arson. The fire at the Pure Indulgence Nail Salon on Southwest Broadway Street was first reported around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The salon and its contents were seriously damaged. A nearby video rental store … Continue reading »

3 Dead, Man Accused of Murder

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. –Three people are dead after a suspicious fire in Myrtle Point. Investigators say it involved three different structures on the 52000 block of Big Creek Road. Police say they arrived to find Kathleen Nelson, 59, dead inside the main house and two other bodies in at a home next door. Investigators say Kathleen … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Benton Plaza

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire Tuesday at the Benton Plaza downtown. Just before 4:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the building on the 100 block of SW 4th Street; upon arrival, crews encountered a partially burned, canvass awning. The awning had been extinguished by a Corvallis … Continue reading »

Homeowner Faces Arson Charges in Fire

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Fire District #2 and the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office responded to reports of a structure fire Sunday. Further investigation by the fire marshal determined the fire was arson. Fire crews responded to the home of Tiffany Jones at 2416 Roberts Creek Rd around 5 p.m. after reports came in … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for DUII, Arson, Hit & Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Police arrested a Eugene man Thursday night for DUII, arson, hit and run, among other charges. A woman called officers to Village Avenue Apartments after someone threw a burning object through her window. Residents put out the fire before leaving the building. They found the suspect 28-year-old Matthew Scott Devinney walking away … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Burning Down His House

DRAIN, Ore. — A Drain man is charged with arson for burning down his own house. On Sunday morning, a deputy saw flames coming from John Colburn’s house and found him walking down the driveway. The 45-year-old man told the deputy that he started the fire because he wanted a fresh start. No one was … Continue reading »

Police Assess a String of Dumpster Fires

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire crews and Eugene police are trying to track down the suspect who lit eight fires Monday morning. The first suspicious fire started at midnight in the West 11th Alley. About two hours later, calls came in about six dumpsters and trash cans on fire down 7th Alley from Van Buren Street … Continue reading »

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